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Re: service records with their local County Hall ?
Posted by: Andrea Hunting (ID *****1532) Date: December 19, 2010 at 10:51:45
In Reply to: Re: service records with their local County Hall ? by Lee Jenson of 22564

A couple of other options. When/if you get his obit, and he had a military funeral, contact the Sexton of the Cemetery and/or the funeral home that handled the burial. They may have some military records that will tell what unit(s) he was assigned to. Also, if he was a member of a VFW, they may have some records. Also try the VA if he was receiving benefits. Did he pass away in North Carolina? If so, try contacting one of these people from the Edgecomb County Public Library. Select one that might be close to what you are looking for. is highly doubtful that he settled in North Carolina after the war but I don't know what information you have to that affect. So a thought is that his paper work may be with the Edgecombe County Clerk. And your other option is to try for a death certificate which will tell you where he is buried I believe. Good Luck!!!!

OR (Ask a Librarian on the left in the link below) as this is the county he passed away in.

       Herbert Dancy
Date of Birth:       Saturday February 08, 1913
Date of Death:       Tuesday December 26, 1995
Est. Age at death:       82 years, 10 months, 18 days
Last known residence:
City:        Rocky Mount; Dortches
County:        Edgecombe
State:        North Carolina

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004 about Herbert Dancy
Name:       Herbert Dancy
Gender:       Male
Race:       Black
Marital Status:       Never Married (Single)
Social Security Number:       245165243
Father's Last Name:       Dancy
Age:       82
Date of Birth:       8 Feb 1913
Residence City:       Rocky Mount
Residence County:       Edgecombe
Residence State:       North Carolina
Date of Death:       26 Dec 1995
Death City:       Durham (P)
Death County:       Durham
Death State:       North Carolina
Autopsy:       No
Institution:       Veterans Hospital
Attendant:       Physician
Burial Location:       Burial in state
Source Vendor:       NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96

You might try contacting the VA Hospital as well in the link below. Try to figure out the best one to contact.

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